When a child develops a lazy eye, parents may observe that their child has a difficulty in focusing on objects or they squint or shut one of the eyes so as to view the objects or surroundings clearly. Often, the child’s eyes may appear to turn inward, outward or they may not work together in coordination.
Older children may also complain of poor perception of depth, and an inability to view things clearly from a distance such as writing on the classroom board.
If a child with lazy eyes does not receive early treatment, the condition may worsen further and continue to persist in adulthood as well. Sometimes, a child may be undiagnosed for visual disturbances at an early age and may receive a diagnosis at a later age when visual disturbances intensify.
|Childhood Amblyopia||Adult Amblyopia|
● The child may be seen squinting or shutting one eye.
● Parents may be able to see uncoordinated eye movements in their child.
● The child may complain of inability to view the classroom board clearly.
● Blurred or double vision
● Poor depth perception
● Increased complaints of eye strain.